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Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Deaths Continue To Climb
2014-02-17 09:34:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal official are blaming a deadly combination of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl for over 80 deaths around the United States in recent weeks. Often used as an anesthetic, fentanyl is typically administered in hospitals to people in end-of-life care, such as terminal cancer patients. Dr. Karl Williams, the chief medical examiner in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, told ABC News in January that recent trends represent a...

2014-02-06 23:22:45

A former Narconon Arrowhead client speaks about the growing heroin problem, deaths from the drug and the sad and untimely death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 “Ellie”, a former heroin addict who wishes to protect her identity, after hearing of the death of famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman said, “It’s sad when someone as talented as Mr. Hoffman dies before their time so senselessly. When I heard he had died with a needle in his arm...

2014-02-04 23:30:05

Passages Malibu echoes warning on deadly batch of fentanyl-laced heroin. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The powerful street opiate heroin has clawed its way back into the US. CBS Pittsburgh on January 26th reported that a batch of heroin labeled “Theraflu” is responsible for 22 overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania the past week. According to medical examiners, the heroin was laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl has been described by local toxicologists as a powerful narcotic. They...

2014-01-30 23:29:23

New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and recovery center located in Florida, is now treating more patients for heroin use than for any other drug. An increase in heroin use has been documented across the country in recent months, with everyone from treatment centers to advocates to government officials, including the Governor of Vermont, focusing on this catastrophic epidemic. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and recovery center...

2014-01-29 08:29:54

NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) announced today a favorable "Markman" claim construction ruling by Judge Joel A. Pisano of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Depomed's ongoing patent infringement case against filers of three Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) seeking to market generic versions of Depomed's GRALISE(®) (gabapentin) product prior to the expiration of Depomed's patents listed for Gralise in...

Heroin Mixed With Fentanyl Causes Concerns In Pennsylvania
2014-01-29 04:58:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic used by cancer patients as a pain reliever, is being blamed for nearly two-dozen heroin-related deaths in Pennsylvania in recent days, state officials told various media outlets on Tuesday. According to Lorenzo Ferrigno and Kevin Conlon of CNN, Allegheny County chief medical examiner Dr. Karl Williams confirmed that 15 of the deaths occurred in the past week, involving both men and women between the...

2014-01-10 08:23:03

BEMA Buprenorphine Phase 3 opioid naive study database lock imminent; triggers $10M milestone payment from Endo Pharmaceuticals RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced updates to the company's anticipated 2014 milestones for its product portfolio, including the imminent database lock for the Phase 3 clinical study of BEMA Buprenorphine for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain in opioid naive subjects, with...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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